Superintendent's Corner

  • Superintendent Westby

    Dear Families and Community Members:

    Welcome to a very unique 2020-21 school year! The beginning of each school year brings with it a certain amount of excitement and enthusiasm and this year will be no exception. However, I also recognize and acknowledge that this year is also bringing with it a certain amount of anxiety and nervousness. Given all the uncertainty that COVID-19 has provided all of us, please know that our district is committed to providing a rewarding experience for all our students.

    As we open the doors to the 2020-21 school year, I am thrilled to introduce you to the newest members of our Streeter Team! Please help me welcome the following new teachers to Sauk Centre Schools:

    Lori Lee –Secondary Special Education
    Taylor Loose – Elementary Special Education
    Savanna Patrias – Elementary Special Education

    I am confident this group will have a tremendously positive impact on our students and our entire school community. Welcome to Sauk Centre Schools, we’re excited you’re here!

    Please take a look at the Sauk Centre Schools Safe Return to School Plan found on the home page of our website. In this plan, you will see the five Learning Models or Bands that our District is prepared to implement throughout this year depending on the current health situation in our district. It is our commitment that regardless of the Learning Models we use throughout the year, it is our goal to implement each model of learning to the very best of our ability. Even though the 2020-21 school year will be filled with challenges and uncertainty, Sauk Centre Schools is committed to providing all our students with a challenging, yet rewarding educational experience.

    While our district will undoubtedly be using various Learning Models throughout the year that will make this year look very different than in years past, there are some things that you have come to expect from the Sauk Centre Schools that will not change. Among the many things that won’t change during the upcoming year include our entire staff’s commitment to excellence and our dedication and professionalism to all our students and families while continuing our goal of providing high-quality programming, curriculum, activities and facilities.

    As always, I encourage you to become involved in our student’s education and in the Sauk Centre Schools learning community. The outcome of communities and schools working together can truly be phenomenal! On behalf of the entire staff at Sauk Centre Public Schools, I am excited for the upcoming school year and welcome you to this new school year! My goal is for all to have a safe, healthy and rewarding 2020-21 school year!

    Pat Westby
    Superintendent